Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had over two hundred fifty stories and poems published so far, and five books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of five review editors.
Mary Camarillo is currently working on a novel, a collection of short stories and a poetry chapbook. Her short stories have appeared in The Second Corona Book of Horror Stories, Daily Dose of Lit, Lunch Ticket, and The Ear. She is an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, the Napa Valley Writer’s Conference and Richard Bausch’s Community Writing Workshop at Chapman University.
Virna Chessari graduated from Palermo University in Classical Literature (Latin and Greek), is an Italian and History teacher in a high School where she is in charge of communication and many projects of innovative teaching. Two of Virna's poems will be published in Straylight Literary Magazine in their fall 2019 print issue and online.
She has previously been published in Palermotoday, (on line daily news), Notizie Cristiane Journal, Indire (National Research Organization) platform, Scuola e Amministrazione National School Magazine. She likes to give voice to those who have none: small but beautiful stories of daily heroes and activities. At present she is writing English poems to share her emotions and hidden ideas with as many people as possible. Why past memories and pain? 'Pain is a part of life and it is what makes us who we are. Therefore don't be afraid of it but acknowledge it, walk on it and share the whole course covered. Someone else may need to learn from your personal experience to find his own path'.
Jon Fain -- So far in 2020, Jon Fain has published stories in 50-Word Stories and Fleas on the Dog. Over the years, his fiction has been in Maryland Review, Ballyhoo Stories, Menda City Review, anderbo, Word Riot, Small Spiral Notebook, and many others. Stories of his were awarded first place in VerbSap's Burning Books competition, and honorable mention in Winning Writers' Sports Fiction/Non-Fiction contest. His story collection Lovers and Other Losers was a finalist for the Sandstone Short Fiction Prize. He lives in Massachusetts.
Danielle Hanson is the author of Fraying Edge of Sky (Codhill Press Poetry Prize, 2018) and Ambushing Water (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in over 70 journals, won the Vi Gale Award from Hubbub, was Finalist for 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award and was nominated for several Pushcarts and Best of the Nets. She is Poetry Editor for Doubleback Books, and is on the staff of the Atlanta Review. Her poetry has been the basis for visual art included in the exhibit EVERLASTING BLOOM at the Hambidge Center Art Gallery, and Haunting the Wrong House, a puppet show at the Center for Puppetry Arts. More about her at daniellejhanson.com.
Donald Hubbard has written six books, one of which was profiled on Regis and Kelly and another that was a Boston Globe bestseller and Amazon (category) top ten. Two books have gone into a second edition and he was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame as an author in 2015. He has published thirty eight stories in twenty-three magazines and had a chapter from one of his books published in Notre Dame Magazine. He studied English at Georgetown and the University of Kent.
Harrison Kim lives and writes in Victoria, Canada, and he's had short stories published here and there. His blog spot is here: https://harrisonkim1.blogspot.com
John Milas grew up in Illinois and studied creative writing at UIUC and Purdue. His work appears in The Southampton Review, Superstition Review, Hypertext Magazine, and elsewhere. Learn more at johnmilas.com.
Paul Stroble teaches at Webster University in St. Louis. He's a former grantee of the NEH and the Louisville Institute. He's published 21 books on a variety of subjects, including four poetry chapbooks. One of his poems won first place in the Kentucky State Poetry Society's 2016 Adult Contest. One of his chapbooks was nominated for a Society of Midland Authors Award. Paul's poems have appeared in Big Muddy, Tipton Poetry Journal, Pikeville Review, Springhouse, Pegasus, Paddock Review, and others.
Thom Young is a writer from Texas. A 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee. His work has been in Poetry Quarterly, 3am magazine, Thieves Jargon, Word Riot, The Legendary, 48th Street Press, The Zombie Logic Review, Commonline Journal, and many other places. Featured poet and critic of social media poetry on PBS Newshour.